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Fire Emblem Voice Actor Kaito Ishikawa to Undergo Surgery

Voice actor Kaito Ishikawa will take a month’s leave from late May 2023 for surgery. He has vocal polyps, which are growths that can affect the quality of one’s voice. While this will not affect any of his current or upcoming video game roles, there may be a need for replacement voice actors for his ongoing anime characters. [Thanks, Comic Natalie!]

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According to his agency, he’s had polyps for a while now but they’ve gotten worse since the previous year. So Ishikawa decided to get surgery on the recommendation of his doctors. At the moment, the agency has stated that he will be on break for about a month. But that will depend on how well his recovery goes. Ishikawa apologizes for the worry and trouble he has caused everyone, but states that he will still work as usual until late May 2023.

Kaito Ishikawa has an illustrious career and has appeared in many anime and video game series. Some of his prominent anime roles include Kageyama in Haikyuu!!, Tenya Iida in My Hero Academia, and Genos in One Punch Man. For video games, he has portrayed Dimitri in the Fire Emblem series, Arrow in Soul Hackers 2, and Thorns in Arknights.

Kaito Ishikawa will undergo surgery for his vocal polyps in late May 2023 and will go on hiatus for a month at minimum after that.

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Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.